N.C. FCF PAST EVENTS

Listed starting from the most recent event, then going back into the past.

2nd PFWB Pow-Wow:   Yep, fellers, we once again headed off to the second PFWB Pow-Wow of the year!!! November 7-9, 2008!! This was their District Pow-Wow.

The National Rendezvous was held July 14-18, 2008 at Camp Eagle Rock Eagle Rock, Missouri. The theme was “Sojourners in a Foreign Land” Hebrews 11:13

Yep, fellers, we once again headed off to the First PFWB Pow-Wow of the year!!! April 4-6 2008!! 

It was held at Camp Freedom, Falcon, NC

FCF Spring Trace was held on Feb 29 - Mar 2, 2008 at Carroll Meadows.

Yep, fellers, we once again headed off to the second PFWB Pow-Wow of the year!!! November 9-11, 2007!! This was their District Pow-Wow.

It was located at the Crusader Youth Camp. Go HERE for directions.

Fall Trace, 2007 was held on Nov 2 - 4, 2007

Place: Carroll Meadows

Directions can be found HERE !

Details as found posted on the NCRR website prior to the event were:

We have the great honor of having one of our own as the speaker for this Trace. The Holy Spirit has laid a powerful word on Spirit Owl’s heart, and he will be the vessel the Lord uses to pass the word on to us at the Saturday night Council Fire.

There will also be a whole bunch of games and chances to practice your frontier skills and match them against one another.  Prizes will be provided for Young Bucks in the same manner as Spring Trace.  There will be a spirited rivalry amongst the Old Timers too!  You will have the chance to show off your duds at the Outfit Judging (new Nat’l Outfit rules to be published soon – keep checking back).  And another Seneca Run is planned.  (You’ll have to practice all your skills for this one!  The exact nature will remain top secret until Saturday morning of the Trace.)

You don’t want to miss this Trace.  Sunday morning service is going to be very special as well.  Come on out.  You can bring a male guest to this Trace!

Don’t forget – all Old Timers and guests over 18 must have a Background Check on file with the District Office.

The form can be found HERE

The Territorial Rendezvous was held on Oct 11-13, 2007. Details were as follows:

You can come set up as early as October 8th, at no extra charge. The location will be at Camp Lone Eagle (On Mountain View Rd, just south of Springville, Alabama, Off I-59N, north of Birmingham). For specific directions, go to the Territorial Website. Online Registration is available on the Regional Website. To register online, you must create an account on the Regional website by going to the LOGIN link and click on Register. (Disregard the PayPal only comment - you can register without providing any credit card info, and pay at the gate.) Or you can download a Registration Packet and mail it in. Whether you register online or by mail, you should complete the Regional Medical Form found in the Registration Packet, and bring it to the Rendezvous. You should also bring Medical Forms for all your Young Bucks. The theme will be Heritage, and Missionary Mike Wright will be the speaker. The cost will be $30 for old guys (over 17 years old) and only $15 dollars for younger fellers. The opening ceremony will be held on Thursday night at 7:00 P.M. They are going to have lots of competitions on Friday followed by the BIG Seneca run on Saturday morning and the closing ceremony on Saturday (October 13th) at noon. In addition to the Seneca run, they are going to have competitions in Black Powder shooting, Horn Blowing, Archery, Flint and Steel, and Knife and Hawk throwing. They must have been watching what we did at the North Carolina 2006 Fall Trace, because they are also going to have a spear throwing competition. You will hear more about the details of this competition at our District FCF events.

The Lumbee Brigade Frontier Adventure was held on Aug 24-26, 2007 at the Pentecostal Holiness camp near Falcon, NC. Although this was the Lumbee Brigade Frontier Adventure, anybody who is an FCF member or who is ready to join FCF could go (does not matter what Brigade you are in or how high you can count).  You just had to complete the requirements to join FCF. For instructions about joining FCF, go HERE.

Driving Directions: Falcon, NC is on I-95 between Fayetteville and Benson.

From the west or central:  Go east to I-95. Then follow additional instuctions below:

From the east: Go west to I-95. Then follow additional instructions below:

I-95 North:

Take exit 65, at top of exit ramp turn right. Go .6-mile to first intersection. Turn left on to Sherrill Bagget Rd. go .5-mile turn right into camp. Follow dirt path.

I-95 South:

Take exit 65. at top of exit ramp turn left. Go .7-mile to first intersection. Turn left on to Sherrill Bagget Rd. go .5-mile turn right into camp. Follow dirt path.

Spring Trace, 2007 was held on April 27-29, 2007!

The NATIONAL FCF FIELD ADVISOR was at the Spring Trace!!!! I'm talking about Rick (Simon Tanner) Dostal, the former National FCF president and Former Eagle Rock Camp Director!

If you are 18 years old or older, DON'T forget about the District Background Check Form and have it submitted BEFORE the event. The form can be found
HERE. The location will be at Dexter Carrol's place. The site is blessed with a beautiful stream in a woodland setting. For Directions,  go HERE. You can bring a male guest (or guests) if you want! (A guest is a non-FCF member at an FCF function; You are responsible for him or them.)

Check out these great events!!! 
Bring on your best shot, throw, and dutch oven efforts!!!!
Rifle Shoot
Outfit Judging
Burn-the-String Flint & Steel Competition
Long Distance Hawk Throw
Cut-the-Card Knife Throw
Atlatl Throw
Dessert Judging Competition

Rules for: Natural Dessert Cooking Competition, Burn-the-String, Cut-the-Card Knife Throw and Atlatl Throw click HERE!

Rifle Shoot rules will be posted shortly

OutFit Judging Rules can be found HERE!

 
A black powder rifle was given to one young buck at spring trace, your  parent must give written permission to receive the rifle or they must be on site at the end of trace. See thundercloud to put your name in the hat.

We hosted a Wilderness Vigil at the Spring trace. For more information about becoming a Wilderness member, go HERE .

The Western Division Frontier Adventure of 2007 was held on March 9 - 11 near Waynesville (which is near Ashville) off of highway 74. It was a Western Divisional Frontier Adventure, but ANYBODY who was an FCF member or who was ready to join FCF could go (Does not matter what Division you are in or high high you can count). You just have to complete the requirements to join FCF. For instructions about joining FCF, go HERE.

Driving Directions: This Frontier Adventure will be held at Camp Daniel Boone. If you have questions, contact the Western Division Commander (Wandering Bear) at 706-781-9401. To get to the camp, coming from east of Ashville on I-40, you wnat Hwy 74 West. Go to the Waynesville EXIT, EXIT 102. This is route 276. If coming from the west, you take a right into Waynesville. If coming from the east, you take a left. Go 1.0 miles and turn right. Go through town. At approximately 0.4 miles, turn left at the Exxon Station (Still Hwy 276). Travel 5.8 miles to Lake Logan Road, and turn Right. Travel 4.6 miles, past the fire department, cross a small bridge, see sign that says Camp Daneil Boone and turn left. This is Little East Fork. Travel 3.2 miles. You will see the sign that points to the Camp. Wandering Bear will get there around 2:00 to 3:00 P.M. on Friday and will put up some FCF signs. There is drinking water available near the campsite (200-300 yards...bring containers to store water.)

Yep, fellers, we once again headed off to the second PFWB Pow-Wow of the year!!! November 10-12, 2006.  This was their District Pow-Wow . If you went, you were supposed to let Buzzard (910-938-9699) know if you could make it! The bear stew was GOOD!!! Once again, Scraggly Coyote got a little beat up, but he survived to cause more trouble. The exploding eggs almost got him, though.

It was located at the Crusader Youth Camp. Go  HERE for directions.

Fall Trace, 2006 was held on Oct 20-22, 2006! If you are 18 years old or older, DON'T forget about the District Background Check Form and have it submitted BEFORE the event. The form can be found HERE. The trace was held at Carrol Medows, in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains. The site is blessed with a beautiful stream in a woodland setting. For Directions, go HERE. You can bring a male guest (or guests) if you want! (A guest is a non-FCF member at an FCF function; You are responsible for him or them.)

If there are enough applicants, we will host a Wilderness Vigil at the Fall trace. For more information about becoming a Wilderness member, go HERE.

The Eastern Division Frontier Adventure of 2006 was held on October 6-8 at Wind Dancer's place. For Directions to Wind Dancer's place, go HERE. Congratulations on the 8 new FCF members who made it past the greenhorns! The assistant Burgoise almost got eaten in the process, but thankfully he made it out in one piece! This was an Eastern Divisional Frontier Adventure, but ANYBODY who is an FCF member or who is ready to join FCF could go (Does not matter what Division you are in or high high you can count). You just needed to complete the requirements to join FCF. For instructions about joining FCF, go HERE. All FCF members were welcome to attend.

The Western Division Frontier Adventure of 2006 was held on August 11-13 at Dexter Carrol's place. (We moved the location around at the last second to keep the free trappers off track, but it didn't work!) For Directions to Dexter's place, go HERE. Congratulations on the 17 greenhorns who made it past the free trappers!!! Maybe the rest will make it later. Nobody knows. This was a Western Divisional Frontier Adventure, but ANYBODY who is an FCF member or who is ready to join FCF could go (Does not matter what Division you are in or high high you can count). You just had to complete the requirements to join FCF. For instructions about joining FCF, go HERE.

As usual, we set up villages at the Ranger Kids Day Camps (Aug. 12 or 19, 2006, depending on your division).

We ran a FAMILY DAYS in 2006, on May 19 - 21. One of the ladies wrote about the family days she attended back in 2005. That story is HERE. (The story will help you ladies know what to expect!) Family Days was located at the Crusader Youth Camp. Go HERE for directions. There were LOTS of very nice facilities there for everybody.

On Sunday morning, at the close of the Family Days, we were invited to attend church at the nearby Long Branch PFWB Church. We had brunch with them right after church! The theme of the service that Sunday is historical, so we wore our FCF duds to support the theme that Sunday. We thank the church VERY MUCH for the invitation. (Good thing there are great shower facilities at the camp so we can get cleaned up for church.)

If you questions about family days, get in touch with Mountain Bear (919-553-4677). Mountain Bear is in charge of this event!!!!
WARNING
: sometimes Mountain Bear's E-mail does NOT work. If you don't hear from him within 2 days, contact him by phone. PLEASE, be nice to him.

Traditionally at Family Days, you bring your family and camp out. Of course, you can go without your family if you want. The theme of the campout if FCF stuff, just like at Trace.

You can bring a primitive shelter if you want, or you can stay in a modern shelter or camper if you want. THERE WILL BE LOTS OF THINGS TO DO! EVERYBODY will have something fun to do. You can just relax with your spouse if you want. After all the fun and games with old and new friends, the council fire at night will be awesome.

 

 

Spring Trace, 2006 was held on April 28-30, 2006! The trace was held at the same time and place as the Pentacostal Holiness (PH) District Pow-Wow!!!! NOTE THE CHANGE IN LOCATION (posted Jan 11, 2006). The new location is at Brown Summit just north of Greensboro...

DIRECTIONS: as you go up Hwy 29 heading North from Greensboro, you will pass Hwy 150. After you pass Hwy 150, take the NEXT LEFT. There is a big sign there for the Cornerstone Conference camp. That will get you to the camp. People will be EVERYWHERE, and you can follow the signs to the FCF camp or ask for directions.

 

The theme of the Spring Trace was the same as the theme of the PH Pow-Wow: Founding Fathers. A lot of AG outposts went to this Pow-Wow since we didn't have an AG District Pow-Wow this year (because of the National Camporama) That means you saw a lot of folks you know at the Pow-Wow!

The VERY IMPORTANT Fine Print that was posted for the event is as follows: ALL Old Hickory Chapter FCF members attending Spring Trace at the PH PowWow must register for the PH PowWow. (Registration information will be posted on the NCRR Pow-Wow page soon unless it is already posted: For more information about that, contact the District PR coordinator by E-mail at publicrelations@ncroyalrangers.ws). If you are attending Spring Trace ONLY (meaning you won't participate in any PowWow events except Council Fires), the registration fee for the PH PowWow is waived, BUT YOU MUST STILL REGISTER! If you're attending PowWow with your Outpost, but staying in the FCF Village, you must pay registration fee.

Just like all of the other Old Hickory FCF traces (with no Frontier Adventure), you can bring male guests who are not FCF members. The same rules apply to FCF members that apply to guests: If you can ensure your guest does not participate in any PowWow events (except Council Fires), and remains in the FCF village, he can attend without paying the registration fee, but he still must register for the event. Since we are guests at this event, it is important that we get this right, of course! Buzzard, our FCF president, will watch things pretty carefully and help make sure we all get registered and pay the fee if appropriate. (Thanks, Buzzard!)

Yep, fellers, we once again headed off to the PFWB (stands for Pentacostal Free Will Baptist, or Purdy Fantastic and Wild Bunch) Pow-Wow!!! March 31- April 2, 2006 This was their denominational Pow-Wow, with folks from all over!! It was located at Camp Chamberlee. For directions, go HERE. There are good directions, not like the directions from 2004. If you went in 2004, you know what I mean. Thanks for inviting us, fellers.

The VERY FIRST Frontier Adventure of 2006 was held on March 10-12 at Dexter Carrol's place. Congratulations on the 14 greenhorns who made it past the free trappers!!! For Directions to Dexter's place, go HERE. This was a Central Divisional Frontier Adventure, but ANYBODY who is an FCF member or who is ready to join FCF could go (Does not matter what Division you are in or high high you can count). You just had to complete the requirements to join FCF. For instructions about joining FCF, go HERE. All FCF members were welcome to attend.

*Holy Pouches, Batman!!!** In the year 2005, there was A BIG EVENT IN THE AIR!!!! Just like a big buzzard, the 2005 Territorial Rendezvous came home to roost in North Carolina on October 20-22, 2005!!!! It was a big time event with lots of folks and lots of stuff to see!!! It was at Dexter Carrol's place!!! The District Trace was immediately following, from Oct 22 to Oct 23. There were some REALLY NICE events planned for the Trace, along with prizes. For more information about that Rendezvous and the Trace, go HERE!

(**"Holy Pouches, Batman" is an expression of amazement for some members of the FCF in North Carolina, and can be used in a number of situations, including when you find that your bag containing all of your wampum has a leak.)

Yep, fellers, we are once again headed off to the second PFWB Pow-Wow of the year!!! November 4-6, 2005!! This is their District Pow-Wow. Let 3Hats (919-419-6226) know if you can make it! He will let you know the cost of the camp, which includes two patches and good food!!!

It will be located at the Crusader Youth Camp. Go HERE for directions.

We Rangers are going to be having a work day and a MAPS project for the Territorial Rendezvous!

The date for the workday is September 16-18. You get Trappers Brigade points for these things, Rangers! There will be a black powder class at the same time and place as the workday.. (For more information on that class, go HERE.) Everybody is invited to attend! The first workday was April 15-17, which is past already, of course. (Thanks to those who helped out!)

The MAPS project for the Rendezvous was held on August 2-6. For more information about the MAPS project, go HERE. Note that the MAPS project was closed to those under the age of 14 and to those who have not filled out their forms, including insurance forms. These forms and more information can be found HERE.

September 2-5, 2005, we were all invited to the Pentecostal Holiness FCF National Rendezvous. It was held in North Carolina at Brown Summit just north of Greensboro...

DIRECTIONS: as you go up Hwy 29 heading North from Greensboro, you will pass Hwy 150. After you pass Hwy 150, take the NEXT LEFT. There is a big sign there for the Cornerstone Conference camp. That will get you to the camp. The FCF guys will be at the back of the camp, sort of on the left near a lake.

The camp was AWSOME! For those who missed it...pray about next time.

FCF "Family Days" 2005 came and went! There were fun, games and adventure for the entire family. It was held May 20-22 (Friday - Sunday) at Crusader Youth Camp near Dunn, NC. Go HERE for directions.
This was not an official Royal Ranger event, but was something put on by the FCF for you and your family. At these events, FCF members should bring their family, including children and wives. FCF members can also bring non-family members as guests. FCF members will be responsible for all of their guests, including family members and non-family members.

You could bring a primitive shelter if you want, or you can stay in a modern shelter or camper if you want. THERE WILL BE LOTS OF THINGS TO DO! If you were 5 years old or older (girl or boy), you got to shoot a black powder rifle if you wanted! If you didn't have a shooters card, there was a certified instructor to help you. There was an event called a Seneca run. This event includes a race with a lot of things to do during the race. There was an event for men and boys and a separate event for ladies and girls. If you have never been in a Seneca run, you really missed a fun event! There were games for young and old. EVERYBODY had something fun to do. You could just relax with your spouse if you wanted. After all the fun and games with old and new friends, the council fire at night was awesome.

Yep, fellers, we once again headed off to the PFWB (stands for Pentacostal Free Will Baptist, or Purdy Fantastic and Wild Bunch) Pow-Wow!!! April 1-3, 2005 This was their denominational Pow-Wow, with folks from all over!! It was located at Camp Chamberlee. If you need directions, go HERE. There are good directions, not like the directions from last year. If you went last year, you know what I mean. The sushi was MIGHTY FINE, the nunchukas were fast, and the fishing was good. Thanks for inviting us, fellers.

Spring Trace, 2005 was held on March 18-20, 2005. (About 25 folks made it past the free trappers and joined FCF!!!! (get instructions to join here) The trace was held at Carrol Medows, in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains. The site is blessed with a beautiful stream in a woodland setting. For Directions, go HERE.
We had a BIG-TIME speaker from way up north coming to speak. His name is Weasel and he comes from some state that uses the letters "NH", but 3Hats (me) doesn't know what state this is, it's so far off. This guy wrote the original book for the NTT (National Training Trails) and has seen the insides of more trails than 13 and a half bears. Weasel is a friend of 3Hats (don't count that against him) and delived to counsil fire ceremony. It was awsome. If you don't have the relationship with the Lord that you should have, it's because you just don't really desire it that much...pray for that desire.

Details for the trace: In addition to running the frontier adventure, we did LOTS OF COMPETITIONS for members with prizes for the fellers who get lucky. There was knife and hawk throwing, shooting, trading, and a bunch of other stuff. Don't forget to bring your own food and water. There was a BIG POT LUCK DINNER on Saturday night, with a desert judging competition. Don't forget to bring something fun to throw in the pot-luck. (The pot-luck was amazing.) There was NO COST to attend the trace, but don't forget that your yearly dues were due.

Yep, fellers, we once again headed off to the PFWB (stands for Pentacostal Free Will Baptist, or Purdy Fantastic and Wild Bunch) Pow-Wow!!! November 12-14!! Let 3Hats (919-419-6226) know if you can make it! He will let you know the cost of the camp, which includes two patches and good food!!!

It was located at the Crusader Youth Camp. Go HERE for directions.

*Fall Trace, 2004 was held the weekend BEFORE Thanksgiving. (November 19-21, 2004) This was the biggest FCF event we ever attended in North Carolina, because it was held along with our FCF brothers in the Pentacostal Holliness denomination! We are very excited about this adventure together! On November 6th, the location was moved about 30 miles from the original location. It will NO LONGER be at Burrell Farms in Littleton, NC off Hwy 158/903 west of Roanoke Rapids, NC. The NEW LOCATION is as follows:

NEW (as of Novermber 6th) Directions to the 2004 Fall Trace: Go to Highway 301 Business just North of Sharpsburg, North Carolina. You can get there from I-95 by either taking Highway 64 East and then Highway 301 Bus South or by taking Highway 264 East and then Highway 301 North. (Look at a map or do a mapquest search to Sharpsburg to see which is best for you.)

The trace is just North of Sharpsburg and just south of Rocky Mount, right in between the two towns, near where Highway 301 and Highway 301 Business join. I will give you directions from Sharpsburg:

Take Highway 301 North from Sharpsburg. When Highway 301 branches off from Highway 301 Business, take highway 301 Business (to the right). Just after you take Highway 301 Business, turn right (East) on Bullock School Road, also called West Tarboro Road. Go East, passing Old Wilson Road. Just as soon as you pass Green Pasture Road on your left, take the next left. There will be FCF signs all over the place. If you get to Pleasant Hill Raod or Bale Road, you went a little bit too far.

Here were the details for that event:

Come on out ANY TIME Friday!! Bring the following stuff: 1. your FCF gear, 2. Seven dollars to pay for the camp, 3. food for the trip, and 4. stuff to trade. There are going to be a LOT of competitions, so bring all of your fire starting stuff, your hawk, your rifle (and your shooters card), your throwing knife, and some stuff for a cooking contest... There will be separate competitions for the young fellers and the old timers.

You will want to bring something to carry water. You can bring them empty, and we can fill them up there so you will have water in the campsite. You might also want to bring some wood to burn. There will be one big community meal (Stick in Mouth will be working on that.), so you need to provide all of your meals except that one. The seven dollars is for that meal.

 

*Spring Trace was held on March 12-14 (2004)
We had a Frontier Adventure at the Spring Trace. (This is where new members join.)

Congratulations to the 45 new FCF members!!!!

It was located at the Crusader Youth Camp. Go HERE for directions. For information about becoming an FCF member, go HERE.

In an almost compeltely new thing, we did FCF stuff at a Royal Ranger Pow-Wow held by the Pentacostal Free Will Baptists on April 2-4, 2004 . The theme of the Pow-Wow was an FCF-related theme! It was an awsome time at Camp Chamberlee. For Directions, go HERE. (Note, the date for this event was originally posted for April 5-7, which is incorrect)

 


Of course, we set up an FCF village at the District Pow-Wow (Jun. 11-13, 2004) With TWO Pow-Wows this year (The Assemblies of God's Pow-Wow and the Pentacostal Free Will Babtist's Pow-Wow), EVERYBODY had a chance to stay in the FCF village at least once, since you only needed to be with your outpost at one of the Pow-Wows!

A few of us went down to the National Rondezvous
(July 12-16, 2004). EVERYTHING you needed to know (how to register, what to do, etc) is on the National Website HERE. That was a heap-o-fun!!!

We set up villages at the Ranger Kids Day Camps (Aug. 7, 28 or 21, 2004, depending on your division), as usual.

Review of 2003

*The Fall Trek, 2003 was held at Dexter Carrol's property, NC/September 26-28, 2003. Wow...30 new members in the North Carilina FCF. They managed to make their way past Piere Lemeux, the rather misguided free trapper, and made it into FCF!!!. This year we had some fun with organized trading. This is something that old 3Hats has been involved in, and it was tons of fun, and not illegal. The main event was called "round-robin trading".

*The Winter Trace, 2003 was sort of held at Dexter Carrol's property, NC/ on December 5-7. 2003. Actually, it was held on December 3-4 for a few hours, and then the two guys that made it found out that there was too much ice on the roads for anybody else to make it. (3Hats mule couldn't make it, so he bailed out.) Let me tell ya, those two guys that made it have a BIG ol' event bead coming their way. Just wait and see what they get at the 2004 Spring Trace.

In 2003, we set up in the village at District Pow-Wow. It was a mighty big village. The theme was just perfect for FCF! We even had an FCF Work Day for the Pow-Wow this year on April 12, 2003.

In 2003, there was a Terratorial Rondezvous. It was hosted by the West Florida District on Oct 9-11, 2003. The men had a good time. Congratulations to Blisters and Wind Dancer for making Wilderness!!! Thanks to Bear for acting as the coordinator at that event while old 3-Hats just goofed off.

We got out our outfits and helped at two of the Divisional Ranger Kids Day camps (West and Central) in 2003. We also had a blast in the Eastern division. Man, who knew that canoe races could be so tough!!!!